CTYOnline offers gifted middle school and high school students a variety of science courses, presented in a dynamic online environment that includes graphics, animations, video, and audio-narration. Students are guided by expert CTY science educators, who communicate via virtual classrooms, email, and phone. Instructors are trained in the use of technology and are knowledgeable about the best practices in distance education for gifted students. Several courses include virtual exercises, hands-on experiments using common household objects, and special science lab kits.
Students who enroll in the individually paced middle school science or high school science series may start at any time during the year and progress at their own pace within their enrollment period. Introduction to Forensics is offered during 12-week fall, spring, and summer sessions. AP science students may enroll in the 12-week intensive summer or spring sessions or for the 30-week academic year session. The AP science courses have been reviewed by the College Board and are authorized to use its "AP" designation.
|Course Formats||Courses||Grade Levels||Qualified Scores|
|Middle School Science||Individually Paced||Earth and Space Science||Grades 6-8*||M|
|Life Science||Grades 6-8*||M|
|Physical Science||Grades 6-8*||M|
|Session-Based||Intro to Forensics||Grades 7-9||M or V|
|High School Science||Individually Paced||Honors Biology||Grades 8-12*||M|
|Honors Chemistry||Grades 8-12*||M|
|Honors Physics||Grades 8-12*||M|
|AP Science||Session-Based||AP Biology||Grades 9-12||M|
|AP Chemistry||Grades 9-12||M|
|AP Physics 1||Grades 9-12||M|
|Engineering||Session-Based||Inventions in Engineering||Grades 3-5||M|
*Suggested grade levels only. Students may enroll in a course above their own grade level if it is appropriate for their ability.